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Life in Glass — Blood and Poetry

Since I was sixteen, I’ve lived a life in glass — a life of clean cuts and sharp edges; of broken windows and shattered mirror; of blood spatter and stitches… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #14 — Not Slam Poetry

It’s a matter of personal taste, I suppose, but the often overwrought and affected tone punctuated by flailing arm gestures and a lot of yelling . . . Continue reading

Poetry – It’s Worth Getting Naked For

Opinion By Z. S. Roe Poetry is flourishing in the Waterloo Region … apparently. Do you believe it?  Most wouldn’t.  Truth be told, it’s hard to believe that poetry is flourishing anywhere, let alone here in Cambridge.  Sure, some of us still read (and sometimes buy) the classics—Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Whitman, and the like—but few among … Continue reading

Vlog & Video: William Blake’s Thorny Bushes

Growing up is never easy.  As a child, life often seems good and full of opportunity.  In fact, with the hardships of adulthood still years in the future, life is often sweetest when we’re children.  But not always.  Sometimes, our formative years can be some of our most difficult.  And so I often reflect on … Continue reading

Vlog & Video: Out In The Wild

September has come and gone, and summer has given way to fall.  And so I’m making use of what good weather I still have left by taking The ZS Roe Vlog outdoors.  Two weeks ago, I recommended Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak.  This week, I look back at the poetry of Emily Dickinson. For newcomers … Continue reading

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